Monday, October 29, 2012

El Rincon @ Changkat

El Rincon: Round Two. Earlier entry: May 2, 2012.

Comfort food at its absolute best: eggs, potatoes and Parma ham. Outstanding.

Andalucian Salmorejo from Cordoba, a puree of savory pleasures, spilling over with garlic bread, tomato, Jamon Iberico ham and hard-boiled egg. One of the best soups we've had this year; reminiscent in color to gazpacho, but much thicker and more flavorsome.

Roasted piquillo peppers stuffed with blood sausage, soaked in their own rich sauce.

Seafood and chicken paella. No one can accuse El Rincon of being saffron-stingy.

 Garbanzos con callos _ a rustic, salty stew, laden with lots of tripe, chorizo and chickpea.

 Cod fish cooked in tomato and roasted pepper sauce. A fine change from the run-of-the-mill cod recipes we often see in KL, thanks to a sauce whose comfortingly tangy, formidably creamy nature is the perfect partner for this fish.

Iberico pork ribs, cooked medium-well for a lip-smacking vestige of bloodiness that would normally be associated with lamb chops instead.

Suckling pig. Meaty, but carries too much of a porky stench for our liking.

Americano (martini rosso, campari, soda) and Maraschino's Dream (maraschino, orange).

Martini Dry and Sans Rival Ouzo.

Cava in Champagne flutes.

Sangria, constructed with cava instead of wine, for a bubbly liveliness.



El Rincon,
14, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2142-7633
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28 comments:

  1. Eggs, Potatoes, Parma Ham ... ?!? Sign me up!!!!

    This place isn't related to El Cerdo, is it?

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    1. Timing: a terrific trio! :D but nopes, el rincon and el cerdo are completely unrelated. great to have both of them on this street though, since they're both great outlets =)

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  2. Paella looks good! Taste good?

    Potatoes with eggs and parma ham sounds awesome. Quite a food porn shot there. I actually relooked at it a few times imagining the taste of it.

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, a very aromatic paella, with lots of saffron in it :D heh, i've been thinking a lot about that potato-egg-ham combo too. very memorable =)

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  3. Wow! I will gladly polish off the Garbanzos Con Callos with loaves of bread...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: it's a nice stew, with a great mediterranean feel. and i like recipes that contain tripe! :D

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  4. oh la la! that eggs, potatoes & parma ham looks like it could be a really really good brunch dish!!! And really nice to see cod in the menu!!! Hardly see them around in non-Asian restaurants :P

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    1. Vien: heheh, i'd merrily eat it for brunch, lunch, dinner or supper :D oh yeah, the cod here was good, and it's even rarer to find this fish prepared with such a flavorsome sauce =)

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  5. Eggs, ham...no need to look at the rest! That's my pick! LOL!!! Too bad the suckling pig has a smell... Looks pretty good too.

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, there'll be stomach space for more food after the eggs-and-ham :D ya, the suckling pig looked promising but it was my least favorite of all the dishes here =)

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  6. The sauce on the Roasted piquillo peppers looks so lush!

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    1. The Yum List: it's an amazing sauce! i love piquillo peppers, and it's nice to find an eatery that treats it well! :D

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  7. anything with parma ham! slurps

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    1. KY: we must be careful not to get addicted to the ham! :D

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  8. I'd bleed for good blood sausages! woohoo :P

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    1. Ciki: i'd bleed good money for good blood sausages, heheh :D

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  9. The eggs, potatoes and Parma Ham looks tempting!

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    1. Benjamin: that's the main dish i'd recommend here, i think, even though there's a lot of good stuff here =)

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  10. OOoo..everything looks good. You have just helped me decide on my dinner place =)

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    1. Smitten By Food: crossing my fingers that you'll have a great dinner here! =)

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  11. Hurmm...the food looks very flavorful..how's the pricing like?

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    1. Melissa: it's a bit on the high side. i think best to budget about RM80 to RM100 per person (not including drinks). but quite worthwhile for the quality, i believe =)

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  12. Yep, that comfort food platter is really enticing - eggs, potatoes, parma ham - how to beat that?! Love the look of those pinkish iberico ribs too!

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    1. Pureglutton: you're right, it's hard to top that! but ya, i loved sinking my teeth into those ribs as well! :D

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  13. Wow. You've had a mouth-watering month! JEALOUS!!

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    1. Cquek: october has indeed been good! :D

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  14. i like el rincon too. looks like they have some new dishes? I like their paella but have not try the suckling pig yet.

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    1. Eiling: ooh, personally, i think the paella is a better choice than the suckling pig, so i believe you made the correct order :D

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